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Meridia . Nice

Jean Nouvel . Meridia . Nice (1)

Ateliers Jean Nouvel . + Mars Architectes

The Nice Méridia project, centred in the Plaine du Var, represents a new dynamic for the area to the west of Nice. It is predicated on new forms of mobility (eco-friendly public transport) and the quest for a new kind of sociability, as a structure offering coherent, mixed-use public spaces that guarantee quality and sustainability. Continue reading Jean Nouvel

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the Louvre museum . Abu Dhabi

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Jean Nouvel . + archdaily

All climates like exceptions. Warmer when it is cold. Cooler in the tropics. People do not resist thermal shock well. Nor do works of art. Such elementary observations have influenced the Louvre Abu Dhabi. It wishes to create a welcoming world serenely combining light and shadow, reflection and calm. It wishes to belong to a country, to its history, to its geography without becoming a flat translation, the pleonasm that results in boredom and convention. It also aims at emphasizing the fascination generated by rare encounters. Continue reading Jean Nouvel

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Hekla Tower . Paris

Jean Nouvel . Hekla Tower . Paris (1)

Ateliers Jean Nouvel . + Hines

On June 19th 2013, the board of EPADESA, public firm in charge of the development of La Défense, approved an exclusive agreement between the group Hines/AG Real Estate/Gecina accompanied by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, for the study and the execution of the project Hekla on the site of “La Rose de Cherbourg”. Situated in the heart of an important operation of requalification of an urban sector in Puteaux-La Défense, this project consists in the construction of a high-rise office building of 80 000 square meters and a set of student residences of 10 000 square meters. Continue reading Jean Nouvel